Introducing Found Fashion Fridays!


I’ve decided to not only post images of my own outfits but of those that I see when I’m out and about! It won’t be every Friday starting off but I’m hoping to post one of these babies at least once a month. To kick things off, here are some fashionable locals that made it in this month’s lineup!

It’s Friday, what are you gals wearing this weekend? I’d love to see your ootd. Share a link to one of yours in the comments!

Have courage,
Elle

Aug. 24, 2015 OOTD: Resisting Retail has Begun


I still have a few days left in my 30 day grace period but there is nothing more that I need to add to my wardrobe at this point so I’m officially starting the challenge of Resisting Retail for the next 365 days. I even added a countdown widget at the bottom of my site to keep me motivated. My next post will include images of my entire wardrobe so you guys can see what I have to choose from and even help me pick some OOTDs if you like. Something that seems to be a result of this challenge is my being more conscious of what I want to wear and wanting to look my best. With that in mind, my first outfit felt like a perfect way to kick things off.

I bought this top weeks ago, only back then, it was way too big for me and had sleeves. I did some alterations myself and made it fit, ditching the sleeves in the process. Then I just paired it with these thrifted white slacked (originally from The Limited) and my brown wedges from DSW. I felt so chic in this outfit and managed to go through the entire day without getting anything on my pants, win! What do you guys think? Let me know with a comment. If you’re participating in a wardrobe challenge or downsizing to a seasonal capsule I’d love to hear about it.

Have courage,
Elle

Elle is wearing a floral sleeveless top that she altered with some white slacks and brown wedge heels.

June 23rd OOTD: Feeling Spiffy


Today I wanted to wear something that made me feel powerful and professional so I opted for this look. It’s a blue button down from Banana Republic, coupled with these grey plaid slacks and my DSW wedges. I wore my glasses but didn’t wear them here because the light kept causing a glare. It was a no make up kind of day. I can tell my confidence is building because I have started to edit my images less over time. Maybe I’ve been doing a better job of taking care of myself. I used to avoid wearing this shirt because I felt like it was a little too close fitting. Now it fits perfectly as if it were tailored. Hooray for progress!

Have courage,
Elle

My Friend Elle June 23rd OOTD

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Weekly Capsule: May 5 – 12


It’s been a few weeks since the last time I did a capsule so I’m jumping back on it this week. I’ve been doing lots of work on getting my business and YouTube channel up and running. I’ve been feeling really productive and excited about it all. I’m really doing this and I truly believe that it’s going to succeed. Ok, back to the capsule. I picked out this week’s items based on patterns and textures instead of colors. I just grabbed the things I love most: lace and bold patterns. Let me know what you guys think about this round of picks.

Have courage,
Elle

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Weekly Capsule April 8 – 15


Ok, so I had to start my capsule mid week this time around but here we go. The items I chose this week. I decided to make pink my accent color and experiment with layering this week. I’m not sure how well things will pan out but I feel pretty hopeful about them. I also bough two pairs of shoes! I still need a few more pairs to have enough variety in that area. I only have a few pairs, most of them being casual, so the next pair or two will be dressy.

Have courage,
Elle

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